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Georgia Teacher’s Lawsuit Over Facebook Firing Continues

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According to the Barrow County Superior Court, a former Georgia high school teacher can proceed with her lawsuit against the school district that fired her over Facebook photos. Ashley Payne was an English teacher at Apalachee High in Winder, Georgia for two years until the fall of 2009, when the administration received an anonymous tip […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Court Stops Missouri’s Law Restricting Online Teacher/Student Communications

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A few weeks ago, we talked about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which restricts student-teacher online communications. The law was set to come into effect August 28, but a Missouri judge has agreed with the plaintiffs, represented by the Eastern Missouri ACLU, in a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality and has issued an preliminary injunction […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 29th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Teacher-Student Online Communications Restricted in Missouri

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Missouri State Capitol by David Shane on Flickr Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed into law the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which restricts online interaction between students and teachers. The law is named for Amy Hestir, a former student in the Missouri public school system who was a minor when she was sexually assaulted […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 am